Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program Organizational records,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program.
Inclusive dates: 1972-2011, and undated
Extent: 3.5 cubic feet (in 7 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials, curricula materials, bylaws, assessments, budgets, statistics, newsletters, photographic materials, clippings (copies), correspondence, guest books, and other materials documenting the history of the program.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 73075, 74227

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program Organizational records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program Organizational records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

The Women’s Studies (WST) Program at Central Michigan University (CMU) was established in 1975 as an interdisciplinary academic undergraduate minor open to all students. Initially, students electing the minor chose courses in the Departments of Anthropology, Business Law, English, Health Education, History, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Religion. Independent Study was also available. The program also sponsored campus programs, speakers, films, brownbag lunches, conferences, and various get-togethers.

In 1992, the Women’s Studies Program embarked on a special CMU Centennial Project, She Made A Difference. The project resulted in an exhibit and a brochure documenting CMU women leaders, and the important impact they had upon CMU. A Women’s Studies governance council was established in 1994, as was the annual essay contest which includes an award for the winner. Over time the coordinator’s position developed into a director’s position.

In 2011 Women’s Studies continues to offer an interdisciplinary approach to women’s studies, and, since 1999, a Major as well as a Minor degree. Its goal is to “foster understanding of the ways in which social patterning of female and male roles impacts on human behavior and on the accumulation of knowledge.” To accomplish this, the program focuses on how gender, ethnicity, class, and nationality intersect to understand power and oppression as well as the struggle for international justice. The faculty helps students connect feminist theories with advocacy and social justice. Additionally, the program sponsors events including Take Back the Night each spring, Women’s History / Herstory month events, various speakers, Soup and Substance discussions, films, and exhibits.

A Student Association for Women’s Issues meets regularly to discuss issues of concern to women students at CMU and to provide a forum for women’s studies students to share their research. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the history and functions of the CMU Women’s Studies Program. Included in the collection are various meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials, course request change forms, syllabi, reports, bylaws, assessments, program reviews, budgets, statistics, newsletters, newspaper clippings (copies), photographs, negatives, slides, prints of e-photographs, fliers, emails, correspondence, advertisements, guest books, and other materials. Also included are meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials documenting related topical advisory boards that the director of women’s studies participated in. Materials are in alphabetical and chronological order.

Processing Note: Duplicate, out-of-scope materials, and temporary financial records (older than 7 years) totaling about 6 cubic feet were withdrawn from the collection during processing. Materials with social security numbers and other private information, about 1.5 cubic feet were shredded. Some materials were added from the CMU Vertical Files.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program.
    • Women--Michigan.
    • Women's studies--Michigan.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. Women's Studies Program Organizational records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Annual Reports, mostly Drafts, 2004-2008
    Box   1 F   2
    Assessment Reports, Correspondence, 1994-2006
    Box   1 F   3
    Audit, 2005
    Box   1 F   4
    Authorized Majors / Minors of on Campus Students, 2006-2007
    Box   1 F   5
    Brigitte Bechtold, Women’s Studies Director, Emails, Correspondence, 2003-2004
    Box   1 F   6
    Brochures, 1982, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Budget Reports, Monthly, 1993-1995 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   8
    Bylaws, 1991-2006, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Centennial Project, She Made A Difference, Application, Brochure, Materials, 1992
    Box   1 F   10
    Centennial Project, She Made A Difference, Brochure, 1992
    Box   1 F   11
    Centennial Project, She Made A Difference, Subject Files, A-K, 1992
    Box   1 F   12
    Centennial Project, She Made A Difference, Subject Files, L-Z, 1992
    Box   1 F   13
    Centennial Symposium, 1993
    Box   1 F   14
    CMU. College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, College Curriculum Committee, Relevant Meeting Minutes, 2007
    Box   1 F   15
    Central Michigan University. Cultural Diversity Administrative Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 1990-1995
    Box   2 F   1
    Central Michigan University. Institutional Diversity Unit, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 2000-2001
    Box   2 F   2
    Central Michigan University. Interdisciplinary Advisory Council, 2006-2007
    Box   2 F   3
    Colloquium Series, Fliers, 1991-1996
    Box   2 F   4
    Comparison of Enrollments Report, 1992-1993
    Box   2 F   5
    Correspondence, 1995-1998
    Box   2 F   6
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), ANT 490, Anthropology of Women, 1991-1995
    Box   2 F   7
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), ENG 395, Special Topics: Women Mystery Writers, 1994-1995
    Box   2 F   8
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), SOC 411, The Family, 1990
    Box   2 F   9
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), SWK 510, Sex Therapy and Counseling, 1991
    Box   2 F   10
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 202, Women’s Health, 1990-1998
    Box   2 F   11
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 207, Women and Religion, 1982-1995
    Box   2 F   12
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / SOC 213, Introduction to Human Sexuality, 1991-2006
    Box   2 F   13
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 214, Sociology of Sexuality, 2006
    Box   2 F   14
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / HST 221, Growing Up In America, 1977-2005
    Box   2 F   15
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / ECO 230, Women in the Economy, 1989-2005
    Box   2 F   16
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 297, Special Topics in Women’s Studies, 1993
    Box   2 F   17
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / REL 303, Goddesses, 1994-2006
    Box   2 F   18
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / SOC 316, Sociology of Sex and Gender, 1992-2005
    Box   2 F   19
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / PES 319, Women in Sport, 2008, undated
    Box   2 F   20
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / BLR 325, Women and the Law, 1988, 1999
    Box   2 F   21
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / PSC 326, Women and Politics, 1986-1992, 2006
    Box   2 F   22
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 328 / HST 326, Women in America, 1978-1996
    Box   2 F   23
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / ENG 326, Women Writers, 1986-2000
    Box   3 F   1
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / PSY 334, Psychology of Women, 1986-2008
    Box   3 F   2
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / HST 354, Women in European History, 1987-1995
    Box   3 F   3
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 357, Women in Management, 1986-1996
    Box   3 F   4
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / IPC 362, Male / Female Communication, 1994-1997
    Box   3 F   5
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / JRN 380, Diversity / Mass Media, 1994-1995
    Box   3 F   6
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / ART 382, Women and Art, 1995-2005
    Box   3 F   7
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / TAI 389, Women in Contemporary Theatre, 1992-1995
    Box   3 F   8
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 410 / SOC 399, Women, Crime and Deviance, 2000-2001
    Box   3 F   9
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / PHL 426, Feminist Theories, 2001?, 2007, undated
    Box   3 F   10
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / PHL 427, Women and Philosophy, 1995, 2007, undated
    Box   3 F   11
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / GRN 430, Women and Aging, 1999- 2004
    Box   3 F   12
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 496, Capstone, Senior Seminar in Women's Studies, 1993- 2008
    Box   3 F   13
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST 497, Special Topics: Women and Self-Esteem, 1993- 1996
    Box   3 F   14
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / SOC 513, Society and Sex, 1995-1996, undated
    Box   3 F   15
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / SOC 535, Sexual Orientation, 1994-1997, 2006-2007
    Box   3 F   16
    Course Request Forms (may include syllabi), WST / ANT 590, Gender, Culture and Society, 1994-1997, 2006, undated
    Box   3 F   17
    Creation of Women's Studies Major, 1999
    Box   3 F   18
    Cross-listing Courses, 1992, 2003
    Box   3 F   19
    Curriculum Correspondence, 1986, 1991, 2000
    Box   3 F   20
    Director Position Descriptions, 1987-1993, 2000, 2003, 2006
    Box   3 F   21
    Donors, 1995, 2001
    Box   4 F   1
    End-of-the-year Report, 2002
    Box   4 F   2
    Enrollment Statistics, 1991-1994/1995
    Box   4 F   3
    Essay Prize Competition, 1995-2004 (Scattered)
    Box   4 F   4
    Estudiantas de Oxaca, 2008
    Box   4 F   5
    Events, Brown Bag Lunches, 1990-1991
    Box   4 F   6
    Events, Holiday Party, Invitation Fliers, 1990-2004
    Box   4 F   7
    Events, Holiday Party, New Faculty and Staff Receptions, 1990-1999
    Box   4 F   8
    [Women’s Studies] Executive Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 1991-1994
    Box   4 F   9
    Faculty Teaching and Program Development Grant, 1992-1993
    Box   4 F   10
    Film Committee, 1990
    Box   4 F   11
    Five-year Plans, 1976/77-1988
    Box   4 F   12
    Fixed Assets, 2003
    Box   4 F   13
    Fliers, Invitations to Speakers, Activities, Exhibits, 1990-2009
    Box   4 F   14
    Gifts (Financial), 1991-1995
    Box   4 F   15
    Governance Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 1995-1998, undated
    Box   4 F   16
    Governance Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 2000-2003
    Box   4 F   17
    Governance Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 2004-2005
    Box   5 F   1
    Governance Council, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 2006-2010
    Box   5 F   2
    Grade Distribution Reports, 2003-2004
    Box   5 F   3
    Graduates with WST Major / Minor Report, Covering 2001-2006, 2006
    Box   5 F   4
    Gust Book, 1995-1996
    Box   5 F   5
    Guest Book, pre-1998-2004
    Box   5 F   6
    Lesbian and Gay Issues, Michigan, 1987, 1991, undated
    Box   5 F   7
    Leslie Lieberman Donation, 1992
    Box   5 F   8
    Lists of Faculty, 1999-2005/2006, undated
    Box   5 F   9
    Major / Minor Guide, undated
    Box   5 F   10
    Michigan Organization for Human Rights (MOHR), 1993
    Box   5 F   11
    Michigan Women's Studies Association, Annual Conference (25th Anniversary), 2002
    Box   5 F   12
    Michigan Women's Studies Association, Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame, Fliers, 1983-2002
    Box   5 F   13
    Miscellaneous of Rita Kissen, Director, 1989-1990
    Box   5 F   14
    Mr. Ten Panhellenic Council Contest, 1991
    Box   5 F   15
    Newsletters, 1986-2003
    Box   5 F   16
    Newspaper clippings (copies), General, 1991-2003
    Box   5 F   17
    Newspaper clippings (copies), Campus Rape, 1983
    Box   5 F   18
    Newspaper clippings (copies), CMLife Advertising, Articles, 1993-1995
    Box   5 F   19
    News Releases, 1992
    Box   6 F   1
    Our Bodies, Our Selves Conference, 1990
    Box   6 F   2
    Photographs, 1991, undated
    Box   6 F   3
    Photographs, Negatives, Clippings (copies), Gloria Steinem at CMU, 2000, 2002
    Box   6 F   4
    Photographs, Negatives, Slides, Influential Women at CMU, 2004
    Box   6 F   5
    Posters, 1980-1991 (Scattered)
    Box   6 F   6
    Program Description / Diversity Plan, 1995
    Box   6 F   7
    Program Membership, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Related Materials, 1987, 1990-1994
    Box   6 F   8
    Program Planning, 1981-2004
    Box   6 F   9
    Program Planning, Gender Research, 2005-2006
    Box   6 F   10
    Program Review, Questionnaires, 1992
    Box   6 F   11
    Program Reviews, 1972?-1994
    Box   6 F   12
    Program Reviews, Gender Research at CMU, 2005-2006
    Box   6 F   13
    Programs, White Elephant Auction, 2004
    Box   6 F   14
    Proposals, Gay and Lesbian Studies, 1993
    Box   6 F   15
    Proposals, Men's Groups, 1992-1993
    Box   6 F   16
    Rape Protest, November 16, 1994
    Box   6 F   17
    Sexual Assault Awareness Week, 1994
    Box   6 F   18
    Sexual Assault Services Coordinating Council Recommendations, 1990
    Box   6 F   19
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Incident at CMU, 1999
    Box   6 F   20
    Speakers, 2004-2005
    Box   6 F   21
    Standards of Excellent Service at CMU, 2000
    Box   6 F   22
    Student Credit Hour Shifts Reports, 2001-2010 (Scattered)
    Box   7 F   1
    Syllabi (Without Course Request Forms), 2004-2006
    Box   7 F   2
    Tara Wells, Human Sexuality Notes, 1996
    Box   7 F   3
    Teachers Preparation Program Evaluation Survey of Student Teachers Department Major, Summary Report, 1992
    Box   7 F   4
    Website, 2011
    Box   7 F   5
    Women and Violence Conference, 1991
    Box   7 F   6
    Women at Risk Series, 1992, 2004
    Box   7 F   7
    Women's Art Festival, Chapbooks, Booklets, 1985-1988, undated
    Box   7 F   8
    Women's Art Festival, Materials, Photographs, 1982-1985, undated
    Box   7 F   9
    Women's Center, Office Handbook, undated
    Box   7 F   10
    Women's Center Proposals, 1987-2006
    Box   7 F   11
    Women's Council, Meeting Minutes, Statements, Related Materials, 1993-1994
    Box   7 F   12
    Women's Herstory Month, 2010
    Box   7 F   13
    Women's History Month, Events, 1992-1995
    Box   7 F   14
    Women's History Month, Events, 2002
    Box   7 F   15
    Women's History Month, Events, 2003
    Box   7 F   16
    Women's History Month, Events, 2004
    Box   7 F   16
    Women's History Month, Events, 2005